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Oct. 19, 2012


Snail slime to clear acne, prevent wrinkles
Fashion Etc    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The eternal quest to find the beauty equivalent of the fountain of youth continues. From Anne Hathaway's Glamoxy Snake serum to Angelina Jolie's Dragon's Blood sculpting gel, creams and moisturizers to maintain a flawless complexion keep getting more and more bizarre. The latest in a line of strange serums is snail slime, where the slug's mucus is supposed to clear acne, reduce scarring and prevent wrinkles. More

Women get fuller look with eyebrow transplants
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Hair transplants are moving from the top of the head and the hairline to the eyebrow. The bushy eyebrow look of Hollywood celebrities and fashion models is making some women with thin brows wish for a thicker look. More

Strong link between psoriasis and diabetes
University of California, Davis, via Futurity    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
People with severe psoriasis are nearly twice as likely to develop diabetes, a new analysis shows. "Our investigation found a clear association between psoriasis and diabetes," says April Armstrong, assistant professor of dermatology at the University of California, Davis, and principal investigator of the study published in the Archives of Dermatology. More

New clues for treating eczema
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More than 15 percent of children suffer with eczema, or atopic dermatitis, an inflammatory skin disease that in some cases can be debilitating and disfiguring. Researchers reporting in the October issue of Immunity have discovered a potential new target for the condition, demonstrating that by blocking it, they can lessen the disease in mice. More

Product Showcase: Pellevé™ Wrinkle Reduction System
Pellevé is a revolutionary innovation in skin tightening, FDA-cleared to treat facial wrinkles without surgery. Using radiowaves, the Pellevé system heats the deep layers of the skin, causing collagen to contract and tighten. After treatment, the skin begins to produce new collagen, improving skin firmness and resulting in a naturally refreshed appearance.

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Delays in diagnosis, variations in treatment for morphea
HealthDay News via Medical Xpress    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Patients with localized scleroderma (morphea) often experience delay in diagnosis and variability in treatment that is based more on the specialty of the provider than disease characteristics, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. More

Beware the 'Croydon facelift'
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Women have been warned not to imitate celebrities by adopting the "Croydon facelift" hairstyle after scientists found that it can damage the scalp and hair. The scraped back look has been adopted by singers such as Katy Perry and Cheryl Cole, but perhaps its most famous adherent is Kate Moss, the model from Croydon, hence the nickname. The style involves scraping the hair back so tightly to form a ponytail that it stretches the wearer's face. University researchers in America have warned that the style could permanently damage the hair and scalp. More

Building the framework for a successful cosmetic dermatology practice
Dermatology Times via ModernMedicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
High-consumer interest in cosmeceuticals and cosmetic procedures may seem to translate into excellent opportunities for revenue and practice growth. But establishing a successful cosmetic dermatology practice is not something that happens overnight, according to Dr. Michael Gold. More

Beware the changing playing field for physician-branded skincare product lines
Dermatology Times via ModernMedicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Before pursuing the creation of a physician-branded skincare line, dermatologists should undertake a comprehensive analysis of the market and the development costs, said Dr. Frederic S. Brandt. Whereas 15 years ago, dermatologists had an advantage in developing products targeting specific needs and incorporating innovative technology and novel ingredients, today they face much greater competition in the cosmeceutical marketplace, he says. More

Popularity of medical spas raises regulatory, health concerns
Philadelphia Inquirer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Over the last decade or so, thousands of medical spas have popped up around the country, enticing consumers with a name that suggests a surgeon's skill mixed with the pleasure of a massage. Few states license or inspect them, and they rarely seek accreditation. Any place can call itself a medical spa. Anybody can operate one. More

Can Botox help women with depression? A new study says yes
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We've long known that in addition to seriously reducing the appearance of wrinkles, Botox is used to treat conditions like excessive sweating, muscle spasms and chronic migraines. But according to a new study, the injectable may also have another unintended benefit: helping patients with treatment-resistant depression. More



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Cosmetic, nonsurgical procedures market expected to grow
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The cosmetic surgery sector and market for nonsurgical procedures has been predicted to grow by 9 percent this year to reach more than $900 million. The sector, which includes procedures such as lasers and injectables, as well as surgery, is expected to continue to expand, but at a slower pace than in recent years, as the market reaches maturity. More

Doctors specializing in skin, scars could be valuable resources for police sketch artists    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dermatologists and forensic sketch artists share an obsession with skin that could make them ideal partners in crime investigations, according to a published essay by a well-known forensic art instructor at the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety. More

British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons: Wrinkle treatments should be regulated
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Injectable anti-wrinkle treatments should be classed as medicines so they can be properly regulated, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons said. BAAPS recently has raised concerns that people can buy dermal filler treatments online without knowing exactly what chemicals are in them. More

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